Young Storykeepers Vol. 1-5

In 2020, Great Lighthouses of Ireland and Fighting Words invited 7-12 year-olds to become Young Storykeepers. And the lighthouse-inspired stories submitted were incredible!

1,256 Super Submissions!

In May 2020, Fighting Words and Great Lighthouses of Ireland invited submissions of original writing inspired by lighthouses from young writers aged 7-12. We received stories, poems, illustrations, song lyrics and even stop-motion animations for what we call the Young Storykeepers initiative. They are simply fantastic!

Sent to us from every corner of the island of Ireland and beyond, the creativity has shone through and every Young Storykeeper should be very proud!

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Read Volume 3

Read Volume 2

Read Volume 1

Awesome Animations & Songs

A number of stories were also selected for animation by Fighting Words’ talented volunteer team of illustrators and animators.

Some of the stories were even sent in by young animators and songwriters themselves!

Watch these fantastic works below:

Watch more super stories brought to life through animation by Fighting Words' brilliant team of animators and illustrators in the playlist below:

Fighting Words and Great Lighthouses of Ireland wish to acknowledge the support of Creative Ireland for this programme.


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